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I expected better for $600V8 Animal
I know everyone raves about Dyson and we have had an upright before and loved it, but smaller house now, the stick vac was the obvious choice and I must say, I'm not as impressed as others.
Is it an OK vac? Yes
Is it a great vac? No
We use this on hybrid, tile and carpet
-easy to get out and use
-power head is really good on carpet and rugs
-accessories you get are good and useful
-easy to empty bin
-not overly noisy
-vacuum power head is great to maneuver
-using as a hand vac its good for car with small power head
-ok on tiles and hybrid flooring
-price, it is just not worth the money overall
-the design of the handle, it puts pressure on my wrist to use
-I find the need to use it in turbo mode all the time, and that lasts 7 mins! The suction is just not great
-overall the battery life of 30 mins is ok, not great
-no option to switch out batteries, or plug in power and with a long cord use it ongoing indefinitely?
-stick is not telescopic, have to take it off if you want to suddenly change to a shorter length
-accessories and the prices are a joke
-the soft roller cleaner is not available in AU outside amazon? why?
After all this, I will be looking at other online info as I think the biggest issue is the suction is not great so considering if it is an issue with unit.
Purchased in at Dyson for $597.
- Product is used: Weekly
- Pet Owner: No
- Floor Type: Carpet, Tiles and Wood
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My favourite toy!!!V8 Animal
So.. I always hated vacuuming. Getting the heavy vacuum out, emptying it out, those paper bags and it was all just such a big effort. Then I lashed out in 2017 and got the Dyson Animal V8. At the time it was like top of the range and I nearly died at how much I was going to pay for it. But then I got home, charged it and BAM... I’m in love!!
Honestly so light, so easy to use just guides over the tiles, the wooden floors, the rugs. Small and easily fits under those corners and tv unit, lounge etc. so easy!! I use it on the lounge, in the car.. tray back of the Ute.. everywhere I can. Because it’s so light and easy just pick it up and few minutes later everythinf is clean. I love the boosted power helps with dirt on the car floors from kids and boots. Easily charges and does the whole house no worries. Emptying.. no longer a problem I just click the lever and bam it all drops into the bin. No more handling dusty filthy dirt bags and coughing and getting it all over me. Simple, clip back. And slip into dock to Continue to charge for next time. The power astonished me. Previously had a $500 vacuum the size of a wheelie bin.. now, kids spill something and we all race to get to quickly grab the Dyson and bam it’s clean and no one is grumpy! Worth every penny. At end of first year, battery wasn’t charging. Contacted store and was promptly contact by Dyson who immediately sent out a brand new replacement battery free of charge to my door. Slipped it in. Sweet as!! Cannot complain. Best money spend!! Easy, simpler life especially with dirty boots and kids oh and the pet hair... I’ve never known you can actually REALLY remove pet hair from lounges and rugs and car seat covers. Yep Dyson thought of it all! I know Dyson have since brought out newer models.. for us, our V8, 3 years on is still good as new and packed with sucking power. So we’ll stick with this one!
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $999.
- Product is used: Daily
- Pet Owner: Yes
- Floor Type: Carpet, Tiles and Wood
Great vacuum cleanerV8 Absolute Plus
The dyson v8 is a great vacuum cleaner. It leaves carpets like new for very little effort . It's light weight and I can get my whole house vacuumed twice before it needs to be recharged.
I have owned a dyson before but the new vacuum head is much bigger and it never gets hair stuck in it now which is amazing.
Definitely a must for any home.
The suction power on this Dyson is top class. The finest dust particles and pet hair is effortlessly collected. Love the ease of emptying the collected dirt, no need to touch anything. Long life battery means I do the whole house in one go even when using turbo for some messes. The attachments allow for ease of cleaning along the architraves, skirtings and door runner grooves as well as smaller head for my car interior. Great warranty is an added bonus. Moving from timber flooring to bedroom carpets is smooth and effortless and the lightness of the machine feels like it glides along the floors. Highly recommend this model even though there are newer ones this is awesome value and top performing.Show details
Efficient and easy to use Dyson V8 upright vacuum.V8 Origin
Purchased this vacuum during the Black Friday sales. I purchased it directly from Dyson. The bonus was that they registered the machine for warranty purposes. Loved the fact that it was sustainably wrapped with no polystyrene so that everything was able to be recycled.
We have stairs and have been finding the plug in and drag along vacuum very strenuous on the stairs not to mention the potential for accidents on the stairs. The vacuum was delivered within days.
Unpacking was easy and we mounted it on the wall of the garage. I gave it a try
A lot of suck for its sizeV8 Absolute
The Dyson V8 Absolute will be a pleasant surprise. I ran my old Dyson vac over my bedroom floor and then followed it up with the Dyson V8 and was shocked with the results. The V8 Absolute was easy to maneuver allowing me to access those difficult areas in the room that a normal vacuum won’t.
The filter system is user friendly and easy to clean. The electronic digital screen notifies you when the filter needs cleaning.Show details
Perfect machine everV8 Absolute
Bought the dyson v8 best purchase ever & bonus its great for people with petsShow details
Great vacuum especially if you have petsV8 Animal
Great vacuum for pets, good power and gets all the dog hairs. Great on floor and carpet. The only concern is that when you use the most powerful setting it only lasts 10 minutes.
Overall a great product!
Made scratches on our floorV8 Origin
The battery life is disappointing, using it on max only lasts 2 minutes! The head also stops rotating now and then for no obvious reason. But worst of all is that it makes scratches on our wooden floor, and I can’t find out why. So we’ve stopped using it. Would not recommend.Show details
Does the jobV8 Animal
We have been using our Dyson v8 animal for a few years now, it has been an absolute life saver with young kids. It easily picks up dust and crumbs and is easy to empty and clean. You don’t need to change vacuum heads going from carpet to tile and I love to use the mini upholstery head to clean lounges and bed heads. The only downfall for me is the battery life, full power mode has always drained the battery very quickly. I believe this vacuum will last me a few more years to come, I’ve been very satisfied with my purchase.Show details
When only the best will doV8 Absolute
I've always been a huge fan of Dyson products, so there was never a doubt that I would choose a Dyson V8 hand vac. It never disappoints, highly recommendedShow details
This Dyson is just incredible. So easy to use , no dragging big appliance around the house . Picks up dirt so easily and has many attachments for various chores. Would love it if it came with an extra battery option though.Show details
best vaccum machin with less battery capacityV8 Absolute
So far this is one of the best vaccum machin I used. Only one issue is battery. Dam 20 to 25 mins Max. Otherwise a great product.Show details
Unleashing Cordless Power”V8 Extra
The Dyson V8 Extra vacuum impresses with its powerful performance and convenient cordless design. Boasting a robust digital motor, it efficiently tackles dirt and debris on various surfaces. The V8 Extra’s versatile attachments, including a HEPA filter, make it adept at handling different cleaning tasks. With a battery life of up to 40 minutes, it provides ample time for thorough cleaning sessions. The hygienic bin emptying system ensures mess-free disposal. While its price tag is higher than some competitors, the V8 Extra justifies the investment with its top-notch suction and user-friendly features. If you seek a reliable and high-performing cordless vacuum, the Dyson V8 Extra stands out as a compelling choice.Show details
My cordless vacuum had no power, bought it for our stairs. The Dyson V8 does the job much more quickly.Show details
Useful and convenientV8 Absolute
This vaccum is great for cleaning around the house- lasts about 45 minutes for me.
The rubbish section empties super easily with a simple click.
Vacuuming forwards is smooth and picks up everything however if you drag it backwards it doesn’t pickup well just sweeps the debris until you push it forward again.
It’s lightweight for me though my mother who is older says it’s heavy for her
It’s perfectV8 Absolute
Best vacuum cleaner I ever had. It works on different surfaces, not loud, long life battery.Show details
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Questions & Answers
Can the battery be replaced?
I purchased a Dyson V* Animal and shortly after one of the little purple pads on the bottom of the direct drive head came off and now I've lost both and it is scratching my hardwood floor. Is it possible to get replacements that will attach properly? or do you recommend the Soft roller cleaner head.
I mistakenly closed the lint filter before snapping my Dyson back together after emptying it. Now I can’t open it to snap the cleaner back together. Help!
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As of December 2020, the Dyson V8 is the highest-rated cordless and stick vacuum cleaner on ProductReview.com.au. As well as being the highest rated, the V8 is also more afordable than other Dyson cordless and stick vacuum cleaners - such as the V11, which is around $300 more expensive.
- The V8 series includes 4 different vacuum cleaners, with a $100 difference in price.
- Two power options: Max Mode for extra power, which is good for tough clumps of dirt or pet hair; and Powerful Mode, which allows for longer usage, but may provide a slighlty weaker suction.
- A 5-hour charge provides up to 40 minutes of use.
Points of praise:
- Some reviewers purchased the Dyson V8 after owning the V6 and reported noticing an improvement. Although they didn’t claim to be unhappy with the V6, many said that the V8 was more powerful and picked up a larger quantity of dirt and dust.
- The highest power setting (Max Mode) latest longer than expected. One reviewer was pleased that they could vacuum their whole apartment while still having plenty of battery life left.
- The vacuum was lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, meaning that people could clean hard-to-reach crevices and corners of the house.
- Three large, shedding dogs proved to be no match for this vacuum cleaner. A happy reviewer mentioned that they could finally remove the mess their dogs had left behind.
Dyson V8 Absolute4.4(792)
Dyson V8 Animal4.1(485)
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Dyson V8 Extra4.0(4)
|Category||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners||Stick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners|
|Bin Capacity||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L||0.54 L|
|Weight||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.6 kg||2.5 kg|
|Attachments||Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool||Crevice Tool,Motorbar™ Cleaner head,Combination Tool,Mini Motorised Tool|
|Charging Time||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours||5 hours|
|Running Time||40 min||40 min||40 min||40 min|
|Suction (Air Watts)||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW||115 AW|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
- MPN: 18148, 271642-01, 394441-01 and 827760
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